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Pranayama Power Yoga, Pranayama brings a month-long yoga session for a healthy start to the new year. Rs 350 per class, starting from 2 January, 7am to 8pm, 1905, Kantipath,

Beach Volleyball, don't miss the sixth Riverside Springs Beach Volleyball Tournament. 13 to15 January, Riverside Springs Resort, Kurintar, for more information call Januka at 5544263, 9803789617

Cycle 7: Identity, three photography installations: Navarasa, Ink'd and The Tales of Dirty Feet by talented photographers. 9.30 am to 8pm, 6 January to 15 February, Galleria CUC, Deetya Complex, Maharajgunj

New Expressions on the Block, an exhibition of paintings by eleven artists. 21 December to 17 January, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited, 4218048, 4438979,

Ultimate Digital Photography Workshop, learn everything about photography. Fees Rs 3000, 7am to 9.30 am, 15 to 24 January, The Image Park (Opposite of Peanuts), New Road, 9841240341, 9841497639

Australian Musical, don't miss out 'sPlat, a musical production by the Australian company The Style Group. 12 to 13 January, 1pm to 5pm, Russian Cultural Centre, Kamal Pokhari

Winter Party, warm up your weekend with a great party by Shadow Gurlz and SANK Events. Tickets Rs 300 (advanced) and Rs 999 (door sales), 14 January, 1pm to 6pm, iClub, Durbar Marg

New York Underground, a solo performance by Indian actor Murad Ali. Tickets: Rs 325 (available at Dhokaima Cafe, Chez Caroline, Sol Delicatessen, Nina and Hager), 13 January, 6pm onwards, Manny's Eatery and Tapas Bar, Shaligram Complex, Jawalakhel, 5536919


Live Night, groove to the live performance of the band Night. Tickets Rs 200, 21 January, 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm, Uttar Dhoka, Lazimpat

Classical Music Night, enjoy and appreciate classical music every second day of the Nepali calender. 16 January, 5pm onwards, Baggikhana, Yalamaya Kendra, Patan Dhoka

Hope Concert, Bethel Fellowship Trust Nepal and Bishram Ministries Nepal present live performances by Divine Connection and Kutumba. 21 January, 3pm to 6.30 pm, St. Xavier's School, Jawalakhel, 9841721736, 9808982171


Cafe Kaldi, this famous restaurant serves a great variety of coffee and offers free internet access. Thamel

Yin Yang Restaurant, east meets west as you choose from a variety of Thai and continental dishes. Add a little spice to your life with the pad thai or green curry. If you can't handle the heat, fall into the safety net of its western dishes. Thamel, 10am to 10pm, 4701510

Hankook Sarang, from Bibimbab to Samgyeopsal, Hankook offers a wide range of Korean delicacies at affordable prices. Thamel (opposite Roadhouse Café)

Cibo, a sandwich bar at heart, this cafe serves up one of the best sandwiches in town. Lazimpat
Cha Cha Café, this Japanese restaurant is popular for its spaghetti and burger steaks. Thamel

Pumpernickel Bakery, get an early breakfast or brunch with interesting choices of bread and sandwiches. Experiment with its goat cheese or yak cheese sandwiches, or have a sip of coffee in the classy indoor dining area. Thamel, 7.30am to 7pm, 4259185

Chikusa, enjoy a cup of freshly ground coffee with syrupy pancakes, waffles and crepes. Thamel

Mike's Breakfast, huge breakfast offerings and a never-ending supply of coffee amidst a lush garden setting characterise this café, popular among tourists and locals. Naxal, 4424303

Flavor's Cafe and Restaurant, whether it is stuffed eggplants or chocolate mousse cake, Flavor's promises a delicious meal. Bouddhanath

Imago Dei, be it casual hangouts or business meetings, Imago Dei is the place for you. Nag Pokhari

Sol Delicatessen, a range of gourmet food that will satiate the most refined palates. 10am to 6pm (closed on Mondays), Babar Mahal Revisited, 4216433,

Manny's Eatery and Tapas Bar, scrumptious panini, sandwiches and more lunch delicacies starting at Rs 199. Manny's also offers a satisfying assembly of a unique continental cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner and a Tapas Bar for you to unwind and relax. Jawalakhel Shaligram Complex, 5536919

Cafe Mitra, serving new creative dishes with old classics which leave you wanting more. Thamel

Boudha Stupa Restaurant and Bar, superb pizza and free wi-fi with a perfect view of the Boudhanath stupa. Boudha, 2130681

Cafe U, a homely ambiance with a fusion of Japanese and Filipino delights. Closed on Tuesdays, Sanepa

Lazy Gringo, one of the best places in town to sample Mexican cuisine. Free refills of refreshing lemonades won our hearts, but the food is mighty fine too. Jawalakhel

OR2K, one of the few vegetarian restaurants in the Valley, its Middle Eastern platter is delicious and the cocktails are to die for. Mandala Street, Thamel, 4422097

Magic Beans, coffee, cakes and sandwiches with a magical touch and taste. Sherpa Mall, Durbar Marg, 4230914


Fulbari Resort, enjoy the scenic view as you pamper yourself with tennis, golf, drinks and dinners. Rs 6500 per person for 2 nights and 3 days, Pokhara, 4461918, 4462248,,

Amtrip Adventures, be a part of the Amtrip Bungy or Swing Jump Event. Rs 2700 per person for one day or Rs 4500 per person for an overnight stay, valid until the end of January, Amtrip, Naxal, 4444690, 4444820,

Nepathya on the road

Nepathya is all set to embark on the second leg of their 'Shantiko lagi Shichya' concert tour. The tour which started on 3 January has garnered positive reviews so far and has been performing to packed auditoriums. Through their concerts, Nepathya aim on raising awareness about education as a foundation for long-term peace in the country.
All proceeds will be donated to local schools in each respective area and used to build recreational and educational facilities. Like earlier years, Nepathya has been collaborating with nepa~laya and local organisations to put up its shows.

Tickets are priced at Rs 300, Rs 500 and Rs 1000, 3 to 20 January, 3pm onwards (Gates open at 2pm)

13 January Butwal,Rupendehi Milan Chalchitra Mandir
15 January Waling, Syangja Subhas Chalchitra Mandir
17 January Baglung Puja Chalchitra Mandir
19 January Pokhara, Kaski Pokhara Sabhagriha
21 January Gorkha Himali Chalchitra Mandir

(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)